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MTV hires HBO’s Sheila Nevins to lead new documentary division

Source:  Fast Company Sheila Nevins, former President of HBO Documentary Films, is heading to Viacom to launch MTV Documentary Films, a new division under MTV Studios that “will embrace a new generation of filmmakers exploring the social, political, and cultural...

Apple names A+E’s Molly Thompson as Head of Documentaries

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Apple is continuing to fill out its executive ranks. AppleTV+ has named former A+E executive Molly Thompson as the company's head of documentaries.  She brings with her three decades of experience in the field, having founded A&E...

Why Airbnb produced its first feature documentary

Source:  Variety The latest player to hit the film-festival circuit may be a bit unexpected.  Airbnb, the travel-accommodations booking marketplace, developed, financed, and produced the documentary film “Gay Chorus Deep South,” set to premiere at the 2019 Tribeca...

Oprah Winfrey partners with new Apple TV+ service for two documentaries

Source:  Chicago Sun-Times In addition to the news about Apple TV+ streaming service, Apple News+ app, and an Apple Mastercard,, which was announced yesterday in grand Apple fashion, news also broke of what’s on tap between the tech giant and “the queen of all media”...

Shopify Studios releases “Unpacking Business”, “Beauty Mark”

Source:  Realscreen Toronto-based Shopify Studios, the production arm of global commerce platform Shopify, has released two programs that focus on women entrepreneurs. In "Unpacking Business with Shay Mitchell" (pictured), the one-off short features "Pretty Little...

Amazon acquires Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “One Child Nation”

Source:  Variety Amazon has acquired the global rights to “One Child Nation,” a documentary about China’s policy of forcibly restricting family size that debuted to great acclaim at this year's Sundance Film Festival.  The deal is said to be in the high-six figures....

Academy announces 2019 Oscar nominees in documentary categories

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced yesterday the 2019 Oscar nominees in the Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject categories. Documentary Feature Free Solo Hale County This Morning, This Evening Minding the Gap Of Fathers and Sons...

Oscars 2019: Academy unveils shortlists for documentary categories

Source:  Variety The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday announced its shortlists in the Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject categories. The shortlists pare down the list of Oscar hopefuls from which Academy members will choose nominees...